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‘Take my hand’

by Andrea Chesterman-Smith

· inspire,poem

I read the most amazing poem describing the world of someone with ADHD and I had to share it with you.

There is wisdom in these words…

Take My Hand

Take my hand and come with me,


I want to teach you about ADHD

I need you to know, I want to explain,
I have a very different brain.

Sights sounds and thoughts collide,
what to do first? I can’t decide

Please understand I’m not to blame,
I just can’t process things the same

Take my hand and walk with me,
let me show you about ADHD

I try to behave, I want to be good but I sometimes forget to do as I should

Walk with me and wear my shoes,
you’ll see it’s not the way I’d choose

I do know what I’m supposed to do,
but my brain is slow getting the message through

Take my hand and talk with me,
I want to tell you about ADHD

I rarely think before I talk,
I often run when I should walk

It’s hard to get my school work done,
my thoughts are outside having fun

I never know just where to start,
I think with my feelings and see with my heart

Take my hand and stand by me,
I need you to know about ADHD

It’s hard to explain but I want you to know,
I can’t help letting my feelings show

Sometimes I’m angry, jealous or sad
I feel overwhelmed, frustrated and mad

I can’t concentrate and I lose all my stuff,
I try really hard but it’s never enough

Take my hand and learn with me,
We need to know more about ADHD

I worry a lot about getting things wrong
everything I do takes twice as long

everyday is exhausting for me,
looking through the fog of ADHD

I’m often so misunderstood,
I would change in a heartbeat if I could

Take my hand and listen to me,
I want to share a secret about ADHD

I want you to know there is more to me,
I’m not defined by it you see

I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun,
I’m blamed for things I haven’t done

I’m the loyalist friend you’ll ever know,
I just need a chance to let it show

Take my hand and look at me,
just forget about the ADHD

I have real feelings just like you,
the love in my heart is just as true

I may have a brain that can never rest
but please understand I’m trying my best

I want you to know, I need you to see,
I’m more than the label, I am still me!!!!

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